Astronoid – Air

As we’ve explicated before many times on the site, genre tags are very important, and although the delineations made thereof can sometimes seem silly and extraneous – or worse, obscurantist and pretentious – often they’re the best way to describe music without resorting to “if you combined [a band] with…

The Jazz Club Vol. 5 – Gateway Drugs: Jazz Albums for Metalheads

After we provided a general introduction for the genre in our last Jazz Club, Jimmy and I tossed around the idea of writing an adjacent piece catered specifically to metal fans. As with any genre, it’s easier to crack into the overall style with a handful of bands or albums that incorporate elements from genres that the listener is already familiar with. There are some pretty strong links between jazz and metal, which made it easy to select a well-rounded list of albums to recommend for metal fans who want their jazz to have an added edge. Some of these releases lean more towards one genre than the other, but they’re all excellent in their own right and provide a solid, metallic gateway into jazz.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Stream A Brand New Song From MAKE!

I honestly never get tired of doing these premieres. Many people ask me if these ever get to be sort of a chore since I do so many for us, and the answer is no. I adore the fact that people want us to host this stuff, and the fact that they reach out to me with stuff they know I will like specifically based on my taste is really flattering. MAKE is a band that we have covered on here before, and Simon even reviewed their last record. This time, they’re set to release a new album, Pilgrimage Of Loathing, and they’ve chosen us to host a brand new song from the record! Check it out!